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    Jamie,In one of your podcats you mentioned something which sounded like "whale stain" for a way to execute someone. I may have misheard it but I believe it was two timbers across which the condemned was tied or nailed and left for dead. I tried various ways of spelling in the local google machine with no luck. How is that spelled?

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    I think you're talking about “waelsteng”.  That's just a “dead body pole.”  Basically, something to hang your enemies corpse on.  Penda reportedly chopped up Oswald and displayed him that way.Hope that helps :)

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